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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bread upma

Sometimes we want to cook a quick meal  and we expect it to be delicious too. Bread Upma is that kind of dish which is easy to make and yummy too. And it sometime helps you to get rid of your bread which is sitting in your kitchen for a long time.Bread Upma is a great way to use up leftover bread.Its a perfect snack or a mini meal which is quick and hits the spot all the time.


Ingredients:
  • Bread - 5-6 slices (2-3 per person usually)
  • Chopped onion - 3/4 cup
  • Tomato - 1
  • Chana Daal  1 tbsp (soaked/optional)
  • Chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • whole red chillies  -2
  • Green Chilly - 2
  • Minced garlic - 1 tsp
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste

Method-


1-Take the bread slices and tear them roughly in bite size-- they need not to be of same sizes.
2-Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and whole red chillies. Once they pop up add minced garlic followed by soaked Chana daal,saute for sometime.
3-Then add onion and curry leaves,saute till onion becomes transparent.
4-Add tomato,turmuric powder and salt and saute.
5-Then add green chillies ,red chilli powder and bread pieces and sprinkle little water (to soak the bread) ,saute.
6-Stir well to mix everything for 1-2 minutes ,add butter and stir for 1 more minutes.(Adding butter in end will make the bread pieces crusty).
7-Serve it hot by finishing lime juice and cilantro on top with any chutney.

NOTE-1 -Use any bread whatever is available at home or use different variety bread slices for a different taste.

2-In place of soaked chana daal ,use ground peanuts.


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